Bass Coast,

Bass Coast Skate Strategy 2018 – Adopted by Council


Bass Coast Shire Council is looking forward to the roll out of several skate park projects across the municipality following the adoption of the Bass Coast Skate Strategy 2018 at its March Ordinary Council Meeting.

Bass Coast Shire Council Mayor, Cr Pamela Rothfield, explains the Strategy outlines plans to deliver a range of inclusive and safe skate spaces, suitable and exciting to a broad range of the community.

“People of all ages, abilities and gender, with varied recreational interests and pursuits will enjoy the new and upgraded skate facilities outlined in the Strategy. From skateboarders, to those on scooters, in-line/quad skating, BMX riders and more,” Cr Rothfield said.

“The Strategy has been developed following extensive community consultation and research, including input from a community-based steering group, three public workshops held across the Shire, and an online survey,” Cr Rothfield said.  

Development of the Strategy was led by CONVIC, leaders in skate facility planning, design and development.

“The Steering Group put in a tremendous effort in developing the Strategy – they have represented their communities well.”

The Strategy provides a long term vision for skate facilities in Bass Coast, with short, medium and long term actions.

“Council is now gearing up for many exciting projects across the Shire” Cr Rothfield added.

“Skate facility specialists will complete renewal works at both Inverloch and Wonthaggi Skate Parks in the coming months. This will include significant improvements to the surface and coping elements of these parks, meaning a smoother ride for all users.”

“Following these works, Council plans to design and construct with the community a new skate park in Cowes, replacing the existing park, along with installing permanent features at both Corinella and Grantville, reducing the reliance on our mobile skate ramp.”

Further, Council is committed to securing the site for a regional skate park in either San Remo or Newhaven and will be investigating design options and external funding to assist in funding this major facility for the Shire.